Content writer for Business Publications Inc. (Des Moines)

Job Summary: The content writer will develop and create content for print, digital media, or internal use. Well-researched and accurate content will be produced on tight deadlines. Writer will communicate with leadership, clients, and potential interview sources. Must follow company editorial style guide. Excellent writing, spelling, and understanding of grammar are essential to the role.

Supports: Business Publications Corp. WriteBrain division as well as assisting Advertising departments in the Business Record and dsm Magazine Divisions.

Reports to: WriteBrain Publisher
This position will support the efforts of the WriteBrain Division with the following responsibilities:

  • Creating concise, eye-catching, and innovative headlines and body copy
  • Researching and organizing facts and sources
  • Interviewing sources
  • Consistently brainstorming and collaborating with team for new ideas and strategies
  • Building a following for brands on multiple media platforms with creative work
  • Researching markets and industries to compare and create content that is innovative and original
  • Collaborating with publisher, account managers, creative team, and designers
  • Writing a wide variety of topics for multiple platforms (website, blogs, articles, social updates, banners, case studies, guides, white papers, etc.)

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent grasp of English language
  • Creative and innovative thinker and planner
  • Confident in producing work across multiple platforms
  • Able to align multiple brand strategies and ideas
  • Assists team members when needed to accomplish team goals
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Bachelor’s degree in creative writing, journalism, English, or related field
  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and Google Docs
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strict adherence to company policies and style
  • Ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be a problem-solver
  • Familiarity with keyword placement and SEO
  • Extensive knowledge of the company, brand, and product preferred

Business Publications Corp. is a locally-owned company in the heart of Downtown Des Moines which offers an innovative, fast-paced culture. Flexible hours and generous PTO. Benefits include healthcare, dental, life insurance and 401(K).

Send your letter of interest, 3-5 writing samples, resume and references to Ashley Holter,, BPC, 100 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.


Boulton for Iowa Campaign Internships

Boulton for Iowa is now accepting applications from individuals who are passionate about electing Nate Boulton to be the next governor of Iowa, and are interested in joining the campaign immediately.

This is a unique opportunity for interns to work directly with senior campaign staff while gaining hands-on experience on a statewide campaign. Interns will not only gain institutional knowledge about campaigns, but will also benefit from the career development component of the internship. Interns will have a wide range of rolls on the campaign, but may apply specifically for any of the below internships:

Finance/Database Management:
● Fundraiser coordination and staffing
● Donor research
● Donor database management

● Direct voter contact
● Votebuilder management
● Event planning and staffing

Time Commitment:
● Scheduling is flexible, but 15-20 hours a week is desired.
● Work may be completed remotely or in the Des Moines office. There will be opportunities for travel around the state.
● Internships may be for the fall semester, but individuals who would like to stay on for the
duration of the campaign are welcomed!

● Applicants must have a computer and a cell phone.
● A car is not required, but independent transportation is appreciated. For additional travel
to events, carpooling may be available.

While internships are unpaid, they may include class credit if desired and a letter of
recommendation, if requested.

To Apply:
Please send your resume to Jordan at with the subject line of the internship in which you are interested (“Finance/Database Management” or “Field/Political”) before September 25, 2017.

Undergraduate assistant for Drake Office of Community Engaged Learning

Drake University’s Office of Community Engaged Learning is hiring an Undergraduate Assistant (UGA) for the 2017-2018 academic year to help measure the impact of community engagement partnerships.

The UGA will work under the supervision of the Director of Community Engaged Learning to enhance tools and processes for tracking community engagement and specific community partnerships across the institution. The UGA will help develop methods to collect and store community partner data, and then analyze the data and provide recommendations for ways to best utilize the data. The efforts of the UGA will enable Drake to map the depth and breadth of our many community partnerships so we can enhance communication and collaboration across colleges and begin to measure our collective impact. The person in this position will gain or enhance knowledge in community engagement, service-learning, community relations, and skills in research, assessment, and data analytics.

The student in this position will work 5-7 hours per week. Pay is $9.00/hr.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter of 500 words or less stating your interest in the position and resume to Amanda Martin, by midnight Sept 24, 2017.

Each applicant must list on their resume one reference, either a faculty, staff, or community partner who can speak to your organization/management, teamwork and professional skills.

Interviews will take place the week of Sept. 25.



  • Knowledge of data analytics
  • Self-motivated
  • Sophomore, junior or senior (preference will be given to juniors and seniors)

Job Responsibilities

UGA Data Analytics Specific

  • Using criteria from the Continuous Improvement Plan’s Community Engagement Score, develop a matrix of institutional community partners and identify the criteria each partner meets
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel 3D Mapping tool and/or other geographic information systems (GIS) to develop geographical maps that demonstrate the network of community engagement efforts at Drake
  • Develop a report on the breadth and depth (i.e. issue areas served, number of Drake connections, types of service performed) of community partnerships, identify areas of duplication and opportunities for collaboration
  • Develop a process for annually collecting department, course-level and student organization community partnership information
    • Communicate with various colleges and faculty to identify faculty/community partnerships
    • Communicate with various student organizations to identify community partnerships
    • Reach out to community partners to collect data on number of Drake students who served at their organization, and types of projects and work completed






Media internships at Cocoa Creative (Des Moines, IA)

Cocoa Creative, a visual creative agency based in Des Moines, is seeking creative individuals for media internships during the 2017–18 school year. The internships will start September 25.

We are looking for a candidates to help in one of the following areas:

  • Graphic design for print and digital campaigns,
  • Video camera operation and/or video editing (knowledge of Adobe Premiere and Photoshop are required),
  • Account management and business operations to assist with client management, business development organization and strategy with existing clients, community partnerships, and new business opportunities/partnerships.

Ideal candidates would have some of the following experience:

  • Background in marketing, advertising, or video production
  • An interest in entrepreneurship
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational and project management experience
  • Willingness to learn and to adapt quickly to creative changes

To apply, please send resume to

For more, see:

Cocoa Creative Agency – 2017-18 Internship Program

Online sports writers and editors, The Sports Quotient

The Sports Quotient is a fast-growing digital-sports media startup (everything’s done online) that provides a massive platform for nearly 200 talented, young sports writers and staff from over 70 universities to deliver smart, in-depth sports analysis with hundreds of thousands of monthly readers, in order to raise their SQ.

Joining SQ requires only a handful of hours a week from your home/dorm
(we’ll work around your schedule), you’ll receive personalized feedback, and our best members have gone on to work for top sports (and non-sports) organizations, like ESPN, the Knicks, Jets, Clippers, Madison Square Garden, Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Facebook, to name a few.

We’ll also work to help get college internship credit for students who request it.

Columnists: Write one in-depth, analytical article a week within your favorite sport (topics up to you)
Reporters: Cover major headlines and breaking news across the sports world
Viral Media Writers: Cover must-see content with light, comical commentary
Editors: Review and edit weekly content for grammar and content quality
Other Available Positions: Statisticians, Marketing Associates, Graphic Designers, and Sports Trivia Quiz Writers

Interested in applying or learning more?
with the top 2-3 positions you’re most interested in, and we’ll get the ball rolling.



News Reporting Fellowship, Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio has an opening for an early career journalist in its News Department.

2nd Century News Reporting Fellowship

Location: Milwaukee

Wisconsin Public Radio Radio is accepting applications for a news reporting fellowship based in Milwaukee, designed to prepare journalists of color, and those from other groups underrepresented in the media industry, for successful news careers. The fellow will be responsible for start-to-finish preparation of assigned news segments/newscasts. Concentrated coaching and feedback on writing, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting are important elements of this fellowship.

This is a 12 month FT paid internship.
Requires: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, Previous broadcast news internship or professional experience, Demonstrated ability to generate news story ideas, experience producing or re-purposing news material for the web.

Details here:


Communications Intern, Landus Cooperative

Landus Cooperative is seeking an intern to to aid the Marketing/Communications department in raising the profile of the company by showcasing the company’s products, services and people by implementing effective public relations and communication programs and events. In addition, this part-time internship will offer opportunities to enhance your portfolio, put classroom skills into action, and work with multiple business units in a quickly-paced environment.

*Write content and do research for regular internal and external publications including the member magazine distributed to nearly 7,000 people, digital mediums including the agronomy e-newsletter, and social media. g Annual Meeting for Dec. 2017 including assisting with the ballot process.
*Aid in planning and executing Annual Meeting for Dec. 2017 including assisting with the ballot process.
*Assist in organizing and digitizing photos and news clips for historical preservation.
*Aid in implementation of internal digital newsletter(s).
*Assist business units with customer-facing communications needs.
*Assist in the improvement as well as coordination of brochures, collateral, video, event, displays, etc.
*Utilize excel to accurately create mail merge documents.
*Assist with updating and organization contact or Excel files and databases for internal customers’ marketing/communications projects.
*Shoot and edit photos and videos at events and in day-to-day activities for use in future publications.
*Assist in radio and print advertising writing and publication.
*Work as a communications & marketing team member in meeting needs of internal customers.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year post-secondary program with an emphasis in communications, marketing, and/or journalism.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid state motor vehicle operator’s license.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled